Frank Temile

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Frank Temile
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Personal information
Full name Frank Temile
Date of birth (1990-07-15) 15 July 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Lagos, Nigeria
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Number 17
Youth career
Covenant Lagos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Shooting Stars
2007–2008 Valletta 20 (10)
2008–2013 Dynamo Kyiv 1 (0)
2010 FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv (loan) 10 (1)
2011 PFC Olexandria (loan) 1 (0)
2012–2013 FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv (loan) 25 (3)
2013–2014 Birkirkara 25 (6)
2014–2015 Qormi 19 (4)
2015 Naxxar Lions 5 (0)
2015– Birkirkara 2 (0)
National team
2010 Nigeria U-20 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 2008-06-06.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 2009-02-20

Frank Temile (born 15 July 1990) is a Nigerian footballer who currently plays for Birkirkara in the Maltese Premier League. He plays as a striker.

Playing career[edit]

Covenant Lagos[edit]

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Frank Temile began his football career in his native Nigeria where he began with Covenant Lagos.

Shooting Stars[edit]

Temile joined leading Nigerian Premier League side Shooting Stars where he played the 2006–07 season with the club.


Following some impressive displays for Shooting Stars, Frank gained a move to Valletta, where he was allocated the number 14 shirt. He was chosen as the third foreigner to play for Valletta. On 4 October 2007, he made his debut in the 2–1 defeat against Sliema Wanderers.

In his first season (2007–08) he scored 10 goals, and helped the club win the Maltese Premier League for the first time in seven years. His impact during the first season was so great that he was nominated for three prestigious awards in the Malta Football Awards. These are Best Forward, Most Promising Player and Best Foreign Player.[1][2] Morevover he managed to win all the three awards he was nominated in.[3][4] He also won Replay Gala Night Player of the Year, where the local players voted for him.

On 26 May 2008, it was reported that Temile, together with his agent Henry Ekezie, had travelled to Munich for a trial with a leading German club.[5]

Dynamo Kyiv[edit]

Temile joined FC Dynamo Kyiv in the summer of 2008. In his five-years with the club he only made one league cap and three caps in the Ukrainian Cup. In his tenure with Dynamo, Temile was mostly used in the reserve team FC Dynamo-2 Kyiv that played in the Ukrainian First League.

Back to Malta[edit]

Temile joined Birkirkara in the 2013 summer transfer market.[6] The next season Temile joined Qormi. In February 2, 2015 he moved to Naxxar Lions.

Personal life[edit]

Temile was an orphan. Unfortunately he lost his mother when he was three and his father when he was 11. He moved to Malta when he was 16 years old where he was adopted by the family Gauci.[7]

Temile comes from a football family. His uncle, Clement Temile, who is the father of Israeli international Toto Tamuz, was capped by Nigeria several times and his brother, Omonigho Temile, played for Botev Plovdiv.




  • Malta Football Awards


  1. ^ "Melita Digital Malta Football Awards – Players keen to shine at the Palace". 6 June 2008. 
  2. ^ "Melita Digital Malta Football Awards 2007/08 – The Finalists". (in Maltese). Retrieved 7 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "Melita Digital Malta Football Awards 2007/08 – The Winners". (in Maltese). 6 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "City starlet steals show". 7 June 2008. 
  5. ^ "Temile in Germany for trial". 26 May 2008. 
  6. ^ "Frank Temile signs for the Stripes". 6 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Temile thrives in the city". 11 December 2007. 

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